Statistics 101 for Humanities Majors: Using Statistical Data in Law and Business (E3)

Date/Time: Monday, July 17, 2017: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Coordinator/Speaker: Marcia Burris
Speakers: Jon Ashley, University of Virginia Law Library; Alexander Jakubow, University of Virginia Law Library

Tracks: Collection Development & Cataloging; General or Core Programs; Information Technology; Library Management; Reference, Research & Client Services; Teaching

As the use of data-based evidence continues to grow, attorneys and law librarians increasingly need to understand statistical methods. In the words of Justice Stephen G. Breyer, even judges are “not asked to become expert statisticians, but [we] are expected to understand how the statistical analyses worked.” This program will provide a basis for understanding statistics in theory and practice, including an overview of key principles and terminology, illustrations of the use of statistics and data in business and litigation, and an examination of empirical research methods. Participants will be better equipped to perform—and interpret—empirical research and data analysis.

NOTE: One or more speakers on this program did not consent to the AALL recording release, and this program was not recorded.